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Got lithium? Thank a long-gone explodey white dwarf

2 Jun 2020, 13:00 UTC
Got lithium? Thank a long-gone explodey white dwarf David Hardy & PPARC

Three million people in the U.S. alone use lithium as a medication to treat mental illness, including bipolar and major depressive disorders. Lithium is also used in batteries; I have four large lithium-ion batteries in my garage that charge every day from solar panels and power my house at night, and electric cars also use lithium-ion batteries. It's used in making glass and many other products as well.

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